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PH receives over 750,000 face mask and 16,500 PPEs from Vietnamese business tycoon

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday (April 29), said  Vietnamese business tycoon Johnathan Hanhn Nguyen, has donated over 750,000 face masks and 16,500 personal protective equipment (PPE) in the Philippines as an aid in fight against coronavirus pandemic.

The DFA said on a statement that Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. received the donations from Nguyen through his son and representative Henry Serrano Nguyen in a small turnover ceremony.

The donor himself arranged a chartered flight to bring the medical supplies in the country with the assistance of the Department of Finance, Bureau of Customs and other agencies, the DFA added.

Locsin also extended his expression of gratitude to the helping hands of Nguyen, saying that his donations is important to the Philippine government's fight against COVID-19.

As of the moment, Philippines now has 8,212 cases of COVID-19 while Vietnam has among the lowest rate of coronavirus infection in the world with only 270 confirmed cases.

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